The best family multiplayer games to play on Thanksgiving 2021

It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means plates full of delicious food, spending time with the family, and hopefully having fun all together.

For many of us, the holiday season is the happiest time of the year. We can see our friends and family, spend quality time together, and do the things that make us happy. For us? That means playing video games — and having our family play with us, too. However, finding family-friendly games isn’t always easy.

We’ve collected a handful of best multiplayer games you can play this Thanksgiving. Everything we have selected is suitable for the whole family. And everything can be played by multiple people at once, so everyone can get involved. So: grab the games console of your choice, gather a few extra controllers, and get everyone comfortable. These are the best family multiplayer games to play this holiday season. Competitiveness optional.

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To move out

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch (Xbox Series X/S and PS5 via backwards compatibility)

Let’s hope moving isn’t something anyone will do on Thanksgiving. But gamifying the act of moving a house full of stuff is surprisingly enjoyable. In To move out, you and your friends and family become workers for a moving company. Maybe not a moving company that you want to hire yourself; no doubt, furniture is going to be thrown out a window, valuables are going to be thrown around, and all sorts of other mayhem will ensue.

But it’s the joy of To move out. Up to four players can work together, coordinating to lift heavy objects, shouting PIVOT! against each other as you maneuver around tight turns. You can fail, but that’s part of the fun. To move out is more about the madness of trying to succeed, even if the end result isn’t as good as you hoped. Finish a level with one star instead of three? No worries, try again.

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Just dance 2022

Just dance 2022

Available on: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC, Stadia

Now we might recommend playing this before you sit down to stuff your face with turkey and trimmings. All that jumping around it Just dance 2022 cheering is probably not the best idea on a full stomach. But for families who like to get up and move, Just dance 2022 is undoubtedly one of the best multiplayer games you can play this Thanksgiving.

As the name suggests, it’s a game about dancing. And to play, all each gamer needs is their own mobile phone. By downloading the Just Dance app, it will connect to the game and record your moves. Pretty cool, huh? Dance along to the song, following the on-screen actions, and whoever pulls the best shapes will score the most points. There’s a pretty wild selection of songs to choose from – mostly newer songs, but some older songs that more family members will also recognize. You’re bound to find something fun to do, that’s a no-brainer.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – The Official Video Game

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games - The Official Video Game

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC (PS5 and Xbox Series X/S via backwards compatibility)

Summer, and therefore the Olympics, might seem like millions of years ago now. But you can recreate the fun of the Olympics once again, from the comfort of your own home. Better yet, you can dress up as Sonic the Hedgehog while doing it. Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – The Official Video Game packs into a huge collection of mini-games, all based on the official Olympic Games. So, you can participate in a 100 meter sprint against your family, or maybe you prefer a cycle race around the arena? There is also volleyball, hurdles, swimming and much more.

Each game has its own mechanics, most of which are very easy to understand. It is therefore a great game to involve the whole family, because there is nothing too complicated to learn. And donning the Sonic outfit in-game as you complete events only adds to the fun. This is undoubtedly one of the best family multiplayer games you can play on Thanksgiving.

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The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem

The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC (PS5 and Xbox Series X/S via backwards compatibility)

For families who like to have fun with old-school platformers, The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem may well be worth a detour. It’s based on the recent animated reboot of The Addams Family and allows up to four players to play together (or compete against each other) in a range of levels and platforming challenges. Be Wednesday, Gomez, Morticia or Pugsley as you run around the family home, collect coins, battle ghouls and jump over obstacles.

Between the straightforward platforming levels, you’ll also find a sprinkling of mini-games. Each is slightly different, challenging you to collect more coins than your teammates or survive a log ride. If you prefer, you can skip the main game entirely and jump into the minigames right from the menu. There’s nothing quite like a little competitive fun on Thanksgiving, is there?

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My Singing Monsters Playground

My Singing Monsters Playground

Available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

We find games that contain various mini-games to be the most fun when it comes to bringing the whole family together. My Singing Monsters Playground, then, is the perfect family multiplayer game to play on Thanksgiving, as it contains various mini-games that up to four players can participate in at once. To top it off, you play as an adorable bunch of monsters. Aww.

A new version for this month of November, My Singing Monsters Playground asks players to participate in the “Ultimate Monster Cup”. You’ll battle it out in Region Showdowns, compete in Ski Challenges, hit the ice in a Hockey Head-Off, and try to stay alive in a host of other events. It’s bright, it’s bold, it’s colorful, and it’s the kind of thing that players of all ages can participate in and have fun with. Maybe let the sore losers win once in a while. This is the holidays, after all.


Let’s sing 2022

Let's sing 2022 1

Available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Switch

We danced, but how about singing? Let’s sing 2022 lets your inner karaoke lover come out to play. And what could be better at a family reunion than singing some pop hits together? Maybe just apologize to the neighbors the next time you see them.

Let’s Sing 2022 contains 40 popular hits from different genres and eras. There are more than a few recent headliners, but there are also modern classics, like Wham’s Last Christmas or Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black. So there should be something for everyone. With a range of modes to choose from, you can sing competitively or all together. And since you can use a mobile phone as a microphone through the Let’s Sing companion app, you don’t even need multiple microphones to play. Whether you’re a great singer or look like a strangled cat, it’s all great fun, and we can’t recommend it highly enough as one of the best family multiplayer games to play on Thanksgiving.

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